There are tons of very successful websites that don't rely on keywords for their posts. For instance, popular personal-style bloggers like markmanson.net and stevepavlina.com.

I realize this is a different strategy than what's taught in WA but I'm just wondering whether people have experience with this. I'd imagine it would take even longer to see success with this style of blog than what we're doing.

Do you have any thoughts?

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Elijah1916 Premium
These two are examples of building yourself as a brand, (sorry not your product) this time, but you as a brand. It works in the long run, but like all other online scheme it takes time. Once there, you can enjoy the fact that you are known and respected in whatever you decide to specialise on.
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SZev Premium
Thank you...
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ChappyK Premium
I thank you for showing the other side.
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Bea40 Premium
Hey SZev,

Steve, and Mark have been in online marketing for many many years, now, they have build a following up, over the years, which means now they don't have to concentrate on keywords, because one email, to his followup can bring In Tons of traffic... , my 2 cents, if your blog is new, use the keyword for organic traffic, if you have a following then your set, so either way, build a large following, and you won't need the keywords...
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SZev Premium
Make sense, thank you!
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WilliamBH Premium
I am using that strategy with my wife's business .. the brand is being established around her name. We use both offline and online marketing. Online we are using a FaceBook Like Page and Instagram and a CRM system. Offline we use fliers and Mall Promotions. The Like Page is at 11,200 Likes and our CRM System has over 9000 people on it. Instagram we have only just started (just under 400 on it) and this week we will launch a YouTube Channel.

Cheers, William.
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SZev Premium
Thank you William, looks like you're making it work!
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BeauAndNik Premium
I would personally focus on using paid traffic and target people based on their interests.. A FB page with 1000, focused likes will help get the ball rolling..

His topics are keyword focused in a sense. They are topics that people are interested in.. As his site ages and gains authority, it will start to rank.
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SZev Premium
Thank you...
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